Favourite cocktail: Extra dirty Martini (with olives and olive juice).
Best eating experience: Sergio Herman in Oud Sluis. Unfortunately it no longer exists, but it was the first time I actually had a meal at Michelin star level (and three stars was a pretty good way to start): what a delightful experience. It cost more than a weekend in Paris, but I still think back on it more than on all my weekends in Paris combined.
What I really dislike: Overcooked vegetables.
Hangover cure: Hendricks G&T with cucumber.
Favourite sweet: salted caramel
Favourite restaurant: Caffe de Curtis, a tiny Italian restaurant in de Jordaan, that serves divine Italian food. They're also my downstairs neighbour, lucky me.
Most yummy soup: Moroccan Harira, a Soup Sisters classic chock-full with vegetables and herbs.
Favourite recipe: Homemade tortillas with lots of delicious, savoury toppings and of course freshly made guacamole.
Essential in the kitchen: Music!
Guilty pleasure: Deviled eggs. Delicious retro festive snack.
Favourite cocktail: Whiskey sour, not too sweet, nice and sour.
Best eating experience: Streetfood in Asia is something I just can't get enough of. So much choice, so simple and so good. Just find the place where all the locals eat, and join them!
What I really dislike: Candied ginger.
Hangover cure: A good old-fashioned Bloody Mary with lots of horseradish, Worcestershire sauce and a good chunk of celery. Works every time!
Favourite restaurant: Gebroeders Hartering on the Peperstraat. They have a set menu that is determined by what's available on the market, always fresh and surprisingly different. Highly recommended!
Beste kitchen gadget: Blender!
Most yummy soup: Bouillabaise and Soto Ayam
Cooking tip: Let your skillet heat up slowly on a moderate flame (not straight away on high) and then add your oil. This way your oil will never burn.
Favourite recipe: Slow pulled pork buns with hoi sin sauce. Definitely worth the time it takes to make it.
Essential in the kitchen: High quality and sharp knives.